Forbes ranked Osaka, the Williamses, Biles and Muguruza among the 10 highest-paid female athletes

Serena Williams ranks behind Japan’s Naomi Osaka on the highest-paid list.

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Naomi Osaka, Serena and Venus Williams, Simone Biles, Garbiñe Muguruza, Jin Young Ko, PV Sindhu, Ashleigh Barty, Nelly Korda and Candance Parker are the highest-earning female athletes in 2021, according to Forbes magazine.

Together, these ten world figures from tennis, gymnastics, golf, badminton and basketball $167 million dollars were pocketed, according to the specialized publication in business and finance.

That lump sum was 23% higher than the performance recorded in 2020 by the top ten highest-paid female athletes, and set a new record that exceeded $143.3 million in 2013.

the japanese Naomi Osaka, 24, the fourteenth best tennis player in the world, heads this select list of female athletes at the end of last year with income of $57.3 million dollars, although of that amount, $55 million were the product of their multiple endorsement contracts.

On the court, Osaka added $2.3 million. The best prize was the conquest last February of the Australian Open, the fourth Grand Slam title in his career.

Another tennis player, the Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza, was the fifth athlete who obtained the most dividends in 2021 with $8.8 million dollars, of these $2.8 million for his performance in tournaments.

Muguruza, 28, had an outstanding year by becoming the first Iberian to win the WTA Finals in November in the Mexican city of Guadalajara.

She finished the season ranked third in the WTA rankings and earned $6 million off the field.

In 2021, Muguruza added to its portfolio of Jaguar and Nivea brands, who joined others that support it long ago such as Adidas and Babolat.

Tennis dominated the club of millionaire athletes in 2021 because behind Osaka and before Muguruza were the Williams sisters.

Serena Williams repeated and got most of her income, $45 million dollars, from the payment of advertisers such as Nike, Gatorade and DirecTV.

In the field, the 40-year-old player received $900,000 for participating in just six tournaments. In total, it closed 2021 with $45.9 million dollars.

Osaka and Serena Williams are the only women who appeared in the list of the 50 highest paid athletes in the world. The Japanese was in twelfth place and the American in 28th.

His older sister Venus, according to Forbes, entered 11.3 million dollars, 11 of them derived from advertising and sponsorship contracts.

Gymnast Simone Biles was the fourth best on the Forbes list with income of 10.1 million dollars.

A detail that is not minor: $10 million dollars entered his account for reasons other than his participation in sports competitions.

The other members of the Forbes ranking are South Korean golfer Jin Young Ko, with $7.5 million in sixth place; Indian badminton player PV Sindhu, with $7.2 million in seventh, and Australian tennis player Ashleigh Barty, $6.9 million in eighth.

Completing the ‘Club of the 10 millionaire athletes’ were the American golfer Nelly Korda, $5.9 million dollars in ninth, and the American basketball player Candance Parker, with $5.7 million.

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